In 1961, First Lady Jackie Kennedy began the tradition of having an annual theme for the White House Christmas tree. For her first year, she chose the "Nutcracker Suite," which would become a popular one — both Barbara Bush (1990) and Hillary Clinton (1996) used the same ballet-inspired theme in their years as first ladies. Here are the Kennedys standing by the inaugural tree in the Blue Room.
Jackie Kennedy, 1961
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